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Water surrounds me, covers everything I have come to take for granted. All I can see is this murky expanse, impenetrable wet darkness. I know that I am somewhere inside here, that my body must still exist because I can feel the vibration of my heartbeats stirring the water around me. 39 more words

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potatoes

The glowing embers peer out at us, countless red eyes watching as we roll our potatoes in foil. We present our packages to the flames, inviting them to taste our offerings with hot tongues. 71 more words

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snack attack

We roll through the drive-thru laughing, heads thrown back in mirth; when the voice crackles through the box to take our order, Mary Elizabeth shushes us frantically, though she herself cannot seem to stop snickering. 133 more words

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shirtsleeves

We tuck cold fingers deep into pockets, unwilling to roll down the shirtsleeves around our elbows. On the cuff of my left arm is a secret word she scrawled years ago, on the side that touches the inside of my wrist. 79 more words

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possibilities

In an instant, this one or the next. Pondering what might happen, what could be. We are infinite and beautiful and ever-changing. We might still be able to continue together. 18 more words

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repeating

The words we say to ourselves in quiet moments, gathering strength before we head back into the fray. The tiny sacred rituals of our hands moving through the air, blessing the space before us. 56 more words

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brisket

We swallow in chunks, slow-braised beef passing through us, protein into protein. We tear off hunks, first with our hands, then teeth, tearing through this once-solid flesh. 54 more words

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